This post would’ve never happened without: parents who instilled skills of resourcefulness, perseverance, and work-ethics from the start; a third-grade teacher who first saw potential in me and who loaned my parents money to buy my first computer; a sixth-grade teacher who believed in me and helped me apply to Phillips Academy; college professors who formally introduced me to the tech industry globally; a Venezuelan friend, teacher and mentor from IBM who is always honest about my areas of growth; a statistics (MDM) professor at IE Business School who encouraged me to get over my fear of numbers and learn to appreciate them; a tech professor who reminds me of my love for tech and inspires me each day to be the best tech leader; peers who inspire me to push the boundaries of what leadership looks like in both the tech, gender, and personal front; countless global citizens and advocates who lend their genuine support on a daily basis; and a husband who tutors me in finance and gives me unconditional love and emotional support.
Thank you all for supporting, as Pat O’Brien calls me, “a girl straight out of Compton.” I think bigger because of you.
Matthias, Jose, Ejike, Josh, Monica, Allison, Lorena, Houman, Sara, Shinjini, Claus, Laura, Regina, Navrina, Rana, Amber, Brittany, Neal, Mia, Steve, Hugo, Jessica,Roman, Elissa, Silvia, Navid, Kathy, Elizabeth, Georgene,Javier, Julia, Lianne, Maria, Guillaume Jannie, Lorena,Justyna, Tim, Tiana, Gaby, Gahmya, Hailley, Jessica, Candace, Jesse, Gesche, and so many more.
Lolita Munos Taub
IE Business School